• Habit Formation

    How to Start Journaling

    There are two types of women: Those who want to start journaling and those who have been journaling their whole lives. Just kidding. I’m sure there are plenty of women who don’t care at all about journaling. But since you’re here, I will assume that you fall into one of the aforementioned groups. I don’t remember when I started journaling. There is a giant Rubbermaid storage tub in my bedroom closet containing multiple journals that date back to middle school. Maybe earlier. I journaled consistently through high school–mostly about boys I liked and the injustice of having ultra-strict parents. There…

  • Habit Formation

    The Biggest Habit-Building Mistake You Don’t Know You’re Making

    If you’re trying to build a new habit, beware of giving yourself rewards that undermine the habit you’re trying to create. A clear example of this is when someone is trying to build the habit of going to the gym to lose weight and then they reward themselves with fast food. The reward undermines the habit. Instead, you want to reward yourself with something that’s going to reinforce the habit, like a new workout outfit that makes you want to keep working out. In business, it could be that you want to build the habit of showing up on Instagram…